Arena 130


Bookshelf Loudspeakers

£208.99208.99 per pair £229.99
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A high-performance loudspeaker at a cost that isn’t earsplitting.

There are things in life that remain both powerful and affordable. Case in point: the new JBL Arena 130 bookshelf loudspeakers. Who but JBL engineers could devise a loudspeaker where high-performance sound, high-definition imaging, and high-modernist elegance go hand-in-hand at a low price? The Arena 130’s 7” (178mm) polycellulose woofer and 1” (25mm) soft dome tweeter combine to deliver standard-setting performance that’s both ultra-powerful and ultra-lifelike.

Item# ARENA130BK

General Specifications

Weight (kg) 6.1
Recommended Amplifier Power 20 - 125W
Weight (lb) 15.4

Audio Specifications

Crossover Frequencies 2kHz – 18 dB/octave
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms
Frequency Response 55 Hz - 40 kHz
Sensitivity 87 dB


Height (in) 15
Width (in) 8-17/32
Depth (in) 10-5/8
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Spec Sheet (EN)

2 MB

Spec Sheet (EN)

2 MB
  • 2 JBL Arena 130
  • 1 Owner’s Manual
  • 8 Adhesive Rubber Feet

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Arena 130 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from defff worth the money i wilp reccomend this too all my coworkers because its just great!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I bought this product 2 months ago, and it's great.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEAUTY!!! amazing sound!! as wonderful as to be expected!
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serious quality sound I bought a pair of these speakers a few months ago, to upgrade my rear speakers in my surround sound set-up. The quality and finish is to a high standard, and they look great in white. The sound from these speakers is powerful and direct and has greatly improved the surround sound experience. I highly recommend these speakers, especially at this price point.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yay! Love them so simple and great product. Sound is fantastic
Date published: 2017-04-28
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Hi can't decide between studio 230 or arena 130 - same price, what is the difference. I am a musician and use reference monitors for mixing but also run though my stereo for a 2nd opinion.

Asked by: Gerry Cote
The Studio 230 is a step above the Arena 130 speakers. The quality of its drivers and cabin overall allows better performance. The Studio 230 also has a bit more extension on the bass. For added difference please refer to the information below. Studio 230 Recommended amp 20 - 150W Frequency response 52Hz - 22kHz Impedance rating 8 Ohms Sensitivity 88 dB Arena 130 Recommended amp 20 - 125W Frequency response 55Hz - 40kHz Impedance rating 8 Ohms Sensitivity 87 dB
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-06-16

I've bought 2 pairs of 130 and a 125C. My plan is to place them below the screen. Because I don't have a lot of space there, I was thinking on place the 130s on their sides, aligned to the 125c. Does it make difference on the sound quality?

Asked by: DannyP
Yes there will be a difference, speakers ought to be positioned based on their intended usage and construction. But if this is only option, please do what is necessary for the time being. Also, keep in mind that speaker do sound better what they are aligned closed and directed towards the listening positon.
Answered by: Miko at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-05-03

From what I can understand, these speakers can handle frequencies from 55Hz and up. I have a Yamaha RX-V581 amp and I have a subwoofer. Am I correct in deducting that setting the crossover in my amp to ~60Hz would be the right idea?

Asked by: Grimur
Answered by: DDTER
Date published: 2017-01-20

Hello! I write you in Spanish with a translation. I bought 4 Arena 130 speakers and a Yamaha RX 860 receiver. I'm building a living room/cinema, the idea is to achieve a quality sound for both purposes, do you recommend installing an additional subwoofer?

Asked by: Eduardo Inostroza Wachten
While there is no one perfect set-up for it all boils down to your preference, a standard surround sound home theater system involves a 5.1 system. This is five speakers and a subwoofer. If you want to get those very low frequencies and a more realistic sound staging, yes, we do recommend that you get a subwoofer.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-02

Hi Harmon Kardon AVR255 Receiver and 130arena speaker will work together any advice ?

Asked by: Mad1
Hi. There is no problem in combining these two models. In fact, they will work very well together.
Answered by: Bo Harman
Date published: 2017-04-05

I want to buy this speaker in Vietnam, they must do so. We are very impressed with the products of JBL. Excellent sound quality.

Asked by: Nam Phuong
This product may not be available in your region. Please visit this link for further assistance. http://www.locale.jbl.com/en_VN/
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-27

Hi, my amp has an output of 100 x 2 rms at 8ohm, they manage to maintain such power? thanks.

Asked by: frankit
The ARENA 130 can handle up to 125 watts. This means that any receiver with a power output of 125 watts per channel or less will work fine with this speaker.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-05-03

Hi. I need to replace my old jbl lx 50 of 1998, these are fine, or which model do you recommend? Thank you.

Asked by: frankit
Ah, the LX50's, those were beautiful speakers. If you are looking for a speaker of similar quality, I would recommend the STUDIO 2 or 5 series. My personal preference would be the STUDIO 5.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-08
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